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The Rural Oscars, Wellies or Stillettos ?

British Summer time is upon us, the days get longer and my free time gets shorter….

The wedding season is in full swing. Last weekend we had a wedding at Hill Place in Swanmore (www.hillplace.co.uk). Hill place is a lovely venue which has only been up and running a year but already we have done lots of weddings there and we have many more booked. The owners, Will and Becks, have created a great wedding venue, in fact you can see how they went about it as they are on TV in April in an episode of Country House Rescue, make sure you spot their lovely dog Maverick. Do you know I am one of the very few people that does not have a TV, so unfortunately I will  miss this, but tune in and have a peek at this great house.

It was a busy weekend for us as we also had a retirement party and a birthday party at the Winchester Guildhall so losing an hours sleep was not too good for our busy team !

This Saturday we are at our old favorite the Tithe to see Kelly and Andy tie the knot.

Next week we are hosting our annual open day, entrance is by ticket only and we will be producing some of our new canapes which are all prepared using ingredients from local Hampshire suppliers which is our commitment to Hampshire fare, which we are proud to be a member of.

As an aside did you know ?

The Hampshire Food Festival, organised by county food group Hampshire Fare, is celebrating winning the South of England Enterprise category in the Countryside Alliance Awards, known as the 'Rural Oscars’.  What a great title this is, any excuse for the Hampshire Fare team to buy new hats and dresses but should they go in Wellies ?, now there’ s a thought !

The Hampshire Food Festival now goes forward to the grand final competing with 11 other Enterprise award winners from across the UK and invited to the grand final reception to be held at The House of Lords on 30th March.

The British winner will be selected by the Countryside Alliance national judging panel, which is chaired by Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Alice Barnard and also includes television cook and countrywoman Clarissa Dickson Wright, Daily Telegraph Assistant Editor Philip Johnston and Farmers Guardian Editor Emma Penny.

So Good Luck Sophie , wear you wellies with pride for Hampshire !

That’s it for now , 

Have a good week, more soon and Don’t forget that for every wedding or three course corporate event we cater for, we donate 20p per head to our nominated charity Frank Water (www.frankwater.com). Every Pound raised for Frank Water Projects gives one person access to clean water for life so the more people you invite the more people you help

Sally and the team

 

Tuesday 29th March 2011

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